It is a pity, because I like these characters.
It also ranks for me way below Penguins of Madagascar, which is enjoyable just as a cartoon.
A great deal of money gets spent on full length feature animated films. The ones from Pixar have been mostly fantastic. Pixar knows how to give us good stories that resonate emotionally. Dreamworks Animation can't seem to rise to the same level. Pixar is kicking Dreamworks butt.
Madagascar 3 cost $154 million to make and made $747 million at the box office.
Rating: * *
Some might say that this is O.K. for children, but I say children deserve better.